The Complete Guide To Unique Outdoor Exercises (Warning! Designed For The Insane)

June 21, 2010 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug

As we all know, we are now in the heart of the summer months (except for those who live in Australia) and the bulk of your summer activity gym/ non gym should take place outside of the gym. For most of you summer will only be a 3 month affair, so you better lap it up while it lasts. But while it is here, you may want to include some outdoor exercises into your summer workout routine, and in true Stay-Fit Bug fashion… exercises that prove to be both challenging and FUN!

That’s why today, I am introducing exercises that will prove to be just that. Challenging and fun.  Some of you may be familiar with many of these if you happen to have taken up any related sports in your time, and for the rest of you… not so. Nevertheless, these exercises will work your body to the ground and will probably put you to sleep for days. You’ve been warned!

The Body Bonus

  • Increased functional strength
  • Increased Endurance
  • Get ripped!

#1 Indian Runs With A Medicine Ball (Group Exercise)

All participants need to run in single file at a medium pace; the person at the end of the line must sprint to the front. Adding a medicine ball to the mix will add to the intensity.

Perform this exercise for 20-25 minutes

#2 Bows and Toes

Lying face down on the ground, prop your body up on your elbows and toes, with your back forming a straight line from your shoulders to your heels. Maintain this position for as long as you can. Just try to stay awake 😉

#3 Piggy Back Run

  • Get a friend to jump on your back (piggyback) and run to the middle of a field.
  • Stop and perform 10 squats (with your friend on the back),
  • Then piggyback them to the end of the field.

#4 The Firemans Carry

This is exactly the same as above, but instead you use the fireman’s carry technique as pictured below.

Source: Wikipedia

#5 Bride Over The Threshhold

Same thing again. But these are tough and will really and truly test your might. If you want a real challenge just carry a really fat friend! At least you won’t have to marry them 😮 My advice? Leave out the squats! You have been warned.

#6 Squat jumps

Do these all the way down the field

#7 Burpee To Pull  up

This is exactly as you read it. You perform a burpee and then perform a pull up on a wall or pull up bar the moment you jump up in a burpee.

#8 Sand Bag Sledge

You remember the sand bag posts I wrote several months back… right?

If not check them out…

Unique Backyard Exercises For Building Muscle Fast

How To Build A Sandbag For Your Weightlifting Routine

Now all you need to do is,

  • Buy a cheap sled

  • Tie two ropes to it (one for each hand)
  • Load it up with sandbags/weight plates
  • Then drag it through the grass, and up and down hills in a park/ beach.

That should be plenty of exercises for you to perform today. But I am not finished yet! No, no, no. Stay tuned for part 2 coming up tomorrow for even more outdoor exercise fun. until then…

Bugs out!

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